Monday, June 02, 2014
"Roots of Empathy" brings babies into the classroom for students to interact with
There is a program which brings babies to the elementary school classroom, for children to interact with, called “Roots of Empathy” (link). It was developed largely in Canada but five elementary schools in Washington DC are trying the program, according to a front page story Monday, June 2, 2014 by Emma Brown, link here.
High schools now sometimes have programs to teach child care, where students carry around mannequins of babies.
The Career Center in Arlington VA (on Columbia Pike), in the Arlington Public Schools had (and may still have) a class in child care, and it was possible for anyone who took a substitute assignment there to get it, particularly as an instructional assistant.